According to an ad in the Globe (the actual paper edition), there's an auction at 2 p.m. today at the Newton Marriott of some of convicted mamzer Bernie Madoff's ill-gotten stuff, including works by Picasso, Chagall, Rembrandt, Cezanne, Peter Max and Warhol, Bulgari and Rolex watches, all sorts of diamonds, emeralds, sapphires and rubies in all sorts of settings and a guitar signed by Bruce... Read more
David Ettlinger, a teacher at the Underwood School in Newton who lives in Allston, was arraigned today on charges of possession of child pornography - and faces another arraignment tomorrow on charges involving photos of a 12-year-old girl, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office... Read more
State Police report a trooper who'd stopped at the CVS at Rte. 9 and Eliot Street for a bottle of water this morning walked right into an armed holdup by a guy with a box cutter.
Trooper [John] McKinnon placed the suspect under arrest. Further investigation revealed that the suspect used a Toyota Venza that had been reported stolen a short time earlier.... Read more
The Boston Business Journal reports on the latest refugees from the increasingly empty Rte. 9 mall.
The Herald reports that, yes, Joe Kennedy III is running for Barney Frank's 4th District seat.
Village 14 is a collaboration between longtime local blogger Sean Roche and Greg Reibman, who is also a longtime blogger and who was, until recently, publisher of the regional chain that owns the Newton Tab. Reibman, however, writes the site is not a strike back at GateHouse. The duo aren't looking for ads, to start. It's just a couple of Newtonites who are really... Read more
Wicked Local Newton reports that Chelsea Ingalls, arrested on charges she stole two purses at a Pops concert earlier this month, now faces armed robbery charges in Newton and Wellesley and a charge of attempted armed robbery in Framingham.
Wicked Local reports that in Newton, she is charged with pulling a large... Read more
Trains in both directions came to a halt this evening as police ordered power to the third rails shut off while they got the guy off the tracks.
Meanwhile, three hours earlier in Newton, police were dispatched to Metacomet Road on a report of "a naked man doing pushups." Unfortunately, or fortunately as the case may be, he completed his reps and left... Read more
Wicked Local Newton reports.
Newton Police report the attack happened around 10:30 a.m.:
The victim was on the T platform when she was attacked from behind and thrown to the ground. The victim's cell phone was stolen during the attack.
Police report, however, five arrests were made.
Wicked Local Newton reports Wegman's plans to open a store in the new mall being built on Rte. 9 where Omni Foods used to be.
The Globe reports Frank won't be seeking re-election next year.
Daisy Razor reports on some attempted flirting on the Riverside Line today.
Cambridge, Mass. â€” Tickets are on sale now for George V. Higginsâ€™ The Friends of Eddie Coyle, Stickball Productionsâ€™ world premiere stage adaptation of the quintessential Boston crime novel. The production runs Dec. 8â€“Jan. 15 at Oberon in Harvard Square, for tickets, visit www.thefriendsofeddiecoyle.com
It is the winter of â€˜69 in Boston and Eddie Coyle is a bottom of the barrel hood attempting... Read more
In addition to evacuating the trolley station, police also got people out of the parking lot of the office building next to the station.
UPDATE: Carl Stevens at WBZ tweets:
Riverside MBTA stop closed because of a coffee maker.